Gymnastics Meet of the Week preview: No. 15 Cal at No. 4 Utah

The matchup: No. 15 Cal (8-0, 3-0 Pac-12) at No. 4 Utah (6-0, 1-0 Pac-12)

When: Saturday, February 4 at 12:30 p.m. PT/ 1:30 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network, Bay Area and Pac-12 Mountain.

On the call: Daron Sutton and Sam Peszek

The matchup: The Pac-12's two remaining undefeated teams will face off Saturday. One will take a blemish to the loss column, the other will claim rights atop the stacked conference. The Bears will be tasked with handing Utah their first loss at the raucous Huntsman Center this season-- the Red Rocks are 6-0 all time against the Bears at home.

On the home side: The Red Rocks are once again the team to beat. The squad chock-full of All-American and Olympic talents boast a 197.075 average, ranking fourth-best in the nation. The boost came from a pair of 197.625 and 197.150 scores from their last two meets, up from their 196.625,196.900 scores to kick off the season. 

Red Rocks to watch: 

MyKayla Skinner, 5'0", Freshman

MyKayla Skinner is a must-see in every event. The one-time Olympic alternate and three-time Pac-12 gymnast and freshman of the week is averaging a 39.625 all-around, tied for second-best in the nation. Skinner and teammate Baely Rowe have pushed the Red Rocks to the forefront on beam, where Skinner ranks fourth nationally with a 9.894 average.

Don't miss her floor routine, either, where she's managed a season-high 9.975.

Baely Rowe, 5'3", Senior

The Red Rock veteran is holding a steady hand over this young, talented team. Rowe sits just behind teammate and freshman phenom MyKayla Skinner in the all-around ranks, averaging 39.563 on the year. Rowe is a must-see on beam, averaging a whopping 9.9 with a season-high 9.925 on the year. 

Kari Lee, 5'1", Sophomore

While you're watching the Red Rocks dominate on beam, keep an eye on sophomore Kari Lee. The Arizona native has been steadily improving in the event, posting consecutive 9.9s in Utah's last two meets. 

On the visiting side

The Bears have stunned the gymno world so far with an almost unprecedented undefeated start. The Bears will try to protect that pristine record while a much more daunting one confronts them Saturday: Cal is 1-17 all time against the Red Rocks. Cal is averaging a 15th-ranked 195.8 with a season-high 196.3. They'll need outstanding performances from stars like Toni-Ann Williams, Alicia Gallarzo and Arianna Robinson to edge the Red Rocks. 

Bears to watch

Toni-Ann Williams, 5'1", Junior

The Olympic qualifyer will be the one to watch on Cal's end. Toni-Ann Williams ranks among the best of 'em on floor, boasting an average 9.894 boosted by a pair of season-high 9.925s. 

Alicia Gallarzo, 5'3", Junior

The Red Rocks are the Pac-12's reigning Beam Queens, but the Bears can put up some stiff competition. Along with Desiree Palomares, who scored a 9.9 her last time around, the Bears will hope for another outstanding performance from Alicia Gallarzo to keep up. The junior posted a career-best 9.875 in her first beam performance of the season.

Arianna Robinson, 5'2", Junior

Robinson has been holding the Bears steady on vault and floor, boasting an average 9.844 and 9.806, respectively. 

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